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Hello everyone,

 

With gigapower's recent Ep. III leaked info thread (which I have not visited BTW) I thought I would start this thread.

 

During the last two years leading up to Attack of the Clones, I was a spoiler freak. I visited TheForce.net 5 or 6 times per day, I read every tidbit, rumour and morsel I could get my hands on. By the time it was released theatrically, I had also read a script (98% accurate) and watched the bootleg that had surfaced about a week prior to its release. I downloaded it thinking I would only watch the first 15 minutes. Yeah, sure....I'm such a weak-minded fool! :?

 

Sitting in the theatre opening night was a huge disappointment for me. Sure, it was amazing quality (DLP projection, baby!), but my experience was horribly tainted by my actions. I still liked it, by came away with a strange feeling (movie quality issues notwithstanding).

 

The day after seeing AOTC, I vowed not to let that happen with what would [probably] be the last Star Wars movie. I am proud to say have kept my word to myself. I know NOTHING about Episode III that I didn't know before AOTC was released. From that day, this has meant no websites, forum discussion, magazine articles, any television coverage and, no, not even trailers when they are released (this one will be tough!). The only thing I will permit myself to learn will be the title when it becomes known. I figure it will be near-impossible to avoid.

 

Anyone else in the same boat as me? It's OK, you can share. :green:

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I am also an abstainer when it comes to any movie that I'm looking forward to seeing, I have no wish to ruin anything for myself. I am really not that excited about Episode III but I will see it just to finish out the run. I just sold my Ep I and II DVDs and I will just pick up the original trilogy set when it comes out later this year to go with my Definitive Collection laserdiscs.

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I think a lot of people have adopted a different attitude to anticipating Episode III. Whilst I am certainly looking forward to it, I've not been in any rush to read into anything simply due to utter lack of interest. I can't say I will deny myself trailer viewings, in fact it's not until the first teaser appears that my interest even perks to begin with.

 

I'm looking forward to it, I'm grateful it's the last Star Wars film to be made and I shall be happy when all the hysteria is over. I have enjoyed the two existing prequels on a few levels here and there (more so in Clones which for 90% of it I find an awful lot of fun to watch), but still fail to accept that they good justification as to why the events being set out needed to be shown on screen in the first place.

 

I don't think we've learnt anything of great interest that we didn't already know about from the history the classic trilogy outlined, and what we do know still isn't being delivered in much of a rewarding way. In the eyes of many of course, fans have been able to piece together a far more interesting slideshow of events surrounding Anakin's lifetime prior to Episode IV than George Lucas has come to publicly deliver. This, in part, is perhaps fault of just how long it took this trilogy to come to pass. People have been able to picture things in their own mind for twenty-years now, and often it's good, and even more rewarding to a viewer/reader/listener, when things are best left to the imagination.

 

I'm sure we'll have a really "cool" fight, and will go oooh and ahh after we see what's left of Anakin after he's pulled out of a KFC deep fat fryer, and I do think it will be the best of the three prequels, but whether Episode III ultimately proves there has indeed been a real point to the last six years remains to be seen.

 

Daniel

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Failsafe;

 

I'm in the same boat as you. I spoiled myself rotten with Attack of the Clones partly because my curiosity got the best of me and partly because I wondered if knowing everything would affect my enjoyment of the film. Long story short, I did still enjoy the movie, but it was weird seeing a story I already knew everything about unfold before my eyes.

 

For Episode III, I've stayed away from spoilers as much as possible, but I have not gone cold turkey. I've seen a few pictures of a couple cast members, and I have seen a picture of one of the new bad guys. The rest I know about comes from what I already knew from watching the original trilogy and from reading the novelizations. Aside from that, I have no clue what the story is or any specific details of how it all transpires. I will do my best to keep it that way for the next year. I don't think I will deny myself the privilege of watching the trailers though. If there's one thing that always gets me psyched for these new Star Wars movies, it's their trailers.

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I don't think I will deny myself the privilege of watching the trailers though. If there's one thing that always gets me psyched for these new Star Wars movies, it's their trailers.

 

AAAAHHH! Don't say that, you've already got me rethinking my strategy! *chanting to self* I must be strong, I must be strong.

 

:green: :green: :green:

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Oh, I can see that I'm going to have a lot of fun messing with you in the fall. I'll be sure to post a nice, big thread linking directly to the trailer once it's released later this year. Hell, maybe I'll just put the link in my signature so that whenever you see a post from me, there will be that temptation to give into the Dark Side.

 

:twisted: [insert maniacal laughter here.] :twisted:

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Can one REALLY avoid the trailers though? What do you do when you're in a movie theatre to see some film that happens to have the trailer before it? Shut your eyes, plug your ears and shout "la la la la, not listening, la la la!"? :D Search your feelings, you know it to be true. Watching the trailers is your desssstiny. ;)

 

Daniel

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What do you do when you're in a movie theatre to see some film that happens to have the trailer before it? Shut your eyes, plug your ears and shout "la la la la, not listening, la la la!"?

 

Now you're talking. I may get a few looks, but hey...if that's what it takes, then so be it.......JEDI! (sorry, had to add that!)

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I avoided spoilers for Clones as well, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I saw some officially released info, and saw the preview at the Star Wars Celebration, but other than that, nothing. I've been steering away from any Ep III stuff, with the exception of a fan script that was just incredible. I wish I hadn't read it though - it was so good that the real thing will most likely be a letdown.

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  • 4 months later...

Well everyone. With the title officially announced today I have now have the one piece of information I promised I would allow myself. I have made one change to this. I am going to watch the trailers now. As Jeff said above, and I quoted before:

 

I don't think I will deny myself the privilege of watching the trailers though. If there's one thing that always gets me psyched for these new Star Wars movies, it's their trailers.

 

Sums up my current thoughts perfectly. :)

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